Archive for the ‘Service’ Category

When Do I Need to Replace My Tires?

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
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How Do I Know How Old My Kia Tires Are?

Having a reliable set of tires is one of the most important aspects of staying safe on the road. Driving on old or damaged tires can make the difference between stopping and skidding on the road. But keeping track of the age of your tires and when you last purchased new ones can be difficult. This guide from Serra Gardendale Kia is going to give a few tips to help you check how old your tires are and know when they should be replaced. (more…)

Kia Certified Pre-Owned Program Checklist and Perks

Thursday, June 6th, 2019
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Is a Certified Pre-Owned Kia Worth It?

For the second year in a row, the Kia Certified Pre-Owned Program has been named on the Autotrader 10 Best Non-Luxury CPO Program list. Making it onto Autotrader’s list acknowledges the standout benefits of a brand’s Certified Pre-Owned program. So, if you’ve been wondering if a Certified Pre-Owned Kia is worth it, keep reading to see what shopping CPO at Serra Gardendale Kia can offer you. (more…)

Learn How to Program Your Kia Key Fob Replacement

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
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How to Program Kia Key Fob

When you lose your key fob for good or it stops working you’ll have to get a replacement one if you want to be able to lock and unlock your vehicle without using the actual key. However, getting a replacement fob means that you’ll have to program it with your vehicle, which is actually much easier than one may think. Keep reading this guide to learn how you can program your Kia key fob at home.

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What is the best automotive oil?

Saturday, March 31st, 2018
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When it comes to your vehicle, only the best will do. From routine maintenance to the occasional repair, your vehicle should receive the care it deserves. And while you’re doing everything you can, you might find yourself wondering if there is more you can be doing to prolong the life of your vehicle. Synthetic oil has long been promoted as the best way to protect your vehicle’s engine, but is there any truth to it? What is the best automotive oil? (more…)

Best Service Procedures for Summertime

Monday, July 31st, 2017
Tips for Car Maintenance and Repairs During the Summer Months

Tips for Car Maintenance and Repairs During the Summer Months

We love taking our cars out in summer for long drives. But, cars always need proper care to keep running smooth. In honor of the summer road trip season, we’re bringing you our favorite tips for car maintenance and repairs during the summer months.

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How do I Drive Safely on Roads with Potholes?

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
Tips and Tricks for Driving with Rough Road Conditions

Tips and Tricks for Driving with Rough Road Conditions

We all know that sometimes roads take a beating and break down a bit. Especially in the summer, we notice more potholes and tricky conditions that we have to then navigate through. Potholes are caused by the presence of water in the underlying soil structure and constant traffic passing over the affected area. We’re bringing you our tips and tricks for driving with rough road conditions to help you get through the summer with ease.

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How can I Tune up my car After the Winter Season?

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Top 5 Service Procedures to Perform for Spring

Top 5 Service Procedures to Perform for Spring

Well, spring is here and we’re excited for all that it has in store for us. With the changing of the season, it’s always a good rule of thumb to do some routine maintenance on your vehicle. After the winter, your car usually needs a bit of love to keep it running smoothly. Take a look at our top 5 service procedures to perform for spring and get ready for the warmer weather.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Serra Kia

Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Car Lovers

Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Car Lovers

Do you have an automobile fanatic for your Valentine? Not sure what to get the car enthusiast on your list? Don’t worry! We’re putting together a list of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for car lovers. Our specials on service and parts are perfect gifts for Valentine’s day! Check them out below.

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Service Specials for the New Year

Sunday, January 15th, 2017
Get Your Vehicle Serviced in Birmingham AL

Get Your Vehicle Serviced in Birmingham AL

It’s finally 2017! It’s time to regroup and set ourselves up to start out the new year on the right foot. Maybe for you this means a new resolution, a fresh start to organizing yourself this year, trying something new, or making a new promise to yourself. For us, the new year always symbolizes the time when we want to make sure our vehicles are up-to-speed and up-to-date. This is why we have a number of service specials happening this month to help you start out 2017 on the right track. Check out ways to get your vehicle serviced in Birmingham, AL!

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Did Your Car Go in the Ditch? Here’s How to Get Out!

Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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How to get yourself out of the ditch

It happens to everyone, you hit a patch of black ice or the slush on the roads pulls you and your car into the ditch. Well, now what? Tow trucks are always an option, but those can get expensive. You can call a friend to come pull you out, but what if you’re out of town? If you don’t want to call a tow truck and don’t have anyone to call to come pull you out, try these tips first! (more…)